The green sandpiper has a distinctive colouring. They have dark upperparts with a white rump and pale underparts.
Whilst standing, this wading bird has a tendency to bob up and down. They are rather nervous and will fly off when disturbed - in a zig-zag fashion.
When in flight, the green sandpiper looks similar to a large house martin.
Their diets mainly consist of insects.
Identified as being from a group of birds known as Waders, within North America they are generally referred to as Shorebirds. This monotypic species, a long distance migrant, is considered to have an Amber Conservation Status otherwise known as Near Threatened.
Belonging to a group of birds generally called waders or shorebirds, the common sandpiper prefers freshwater habitats as opposed to saltwater locations.
An impressive, proud looking wader with particularly fine summer plumage which migrates south from its northern breeding grounds from July to October, returning for the summer from late February through April.